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Old 18.06.2011, 23:48
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Left Handers

Only the other day I was having a conversation with someone and it turned out we were both left handed. The idea that someone used their left hand was odd to one of our team mates and he said he'd never seen it before....

Now, attempting to understand the 'Swissness' are there many Swiss left handers? In the UK it's estimated that we are a 1 in 10 and it's generally accepted that most developed countries have approx 10% left handers......

Who is left handed? I am, and proud! And what do the Swiss say.......

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Only the other day I was having a conversation with someone and it turned out we were both left handed. The idea that someone used their left hand was odd to one of our team mates and he said he'd never seen it before....

Now, attempting to understand the 'Swissness' are there many Swiss left handers? In the UK it's estimated that we are a 1 in 10 and it's generally accepted that most developed countries have approx 10% left handers......

Who is left handed? I am, and proud! And what do the Swiss say.......

Answers on a postcard......
I am not left handed. I was born right handed. But after an accident and a surgery later, I was left with a weaker right arm which forced me to use my left hand more.

I am today ambidextrous. I have still some stuff I prefer to do with my right hand, but if I have to, I switch to the left.
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Old 19.06.2011, 00:37
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Re: Left Handers

My husband and I are right-handers, and our fathers are both left-handers who had mixed experiences with being forced by various people to use their right hand...

If you talk to the older generation, especially those taught by nuns, or from particular other cultural groups, left-handedness was not accepted. These days I'd expect it to be not a problem...

Oh, and one of our children is strongly left-handed, one is very much right-handed, and the third one isn't quite sure yet...he seems to use both...

We definitely have left handedness running through both sides of the family...and it's just accepted as normal variation...but my father had experiences in the 1950's of having to put his left hand behind his back, or being threatened with discipline, for trying to use his left hand for writing...as a result, neither hand writes particularly well, and he much prefers to use his computer (with the mouse on the left hand side)...
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Old 19.06.2011, 00:39
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I'm ambidextrous, I can do F'all with both hands
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Re: Left Handers

I am Swiss, left-hander. I like my skill most when playing badminton against a right-hander. Tchaka!
I think my father has passed it on... though he wasn't allowed to write with the left-hand in school and also became ambidextrous.
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Old 19.06.2011, 00:57
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Re: Left Handers

My understanding is that "handedness" is pre-wired into one's brain. My husband and one of my children are left-handed. I think that their handwriting leaves a little to be desired, comparatively speaking (however that may not have anything to do with being left handed, I realize). So for our family of five, we are running 40% left-handed.

Interestingly enough, those two both play sports (e.g. batting, kicking, etc.) right-handed. And while they might not admit it, I think they just might believe they are smarter than the other three of us in the family.
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Old 19.06.2011, 01:18
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Re: Left Handers

Left-handed opponents are the reason why I gave-up fencing when I was teenager.
In a lot of cultures left hand usage is not allowed but in Switzerland never saw this type of reprobation.
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Old 19.06.2011, 06:48
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Re: Left Handers

I'm left handed, as is my 4 year old daughter. My two year old son is also showing sinister signs.
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Re: Left Handers

My husband, sister and late grandfather are all left-handers.

My grandfather went to a school that frowned upon left-handedness and used to be forced to use his right hand. If he forgot they either tied his left hand to the desk or whacked it with a cane.

I don't know if my results are skewed basing it on just three people but left-handers seem to be more adept at techie stuff.
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I don't know if my results are skewed basing it on just three people but left-handers seem to be more adept at techie stuff.
Yeah I think I've read somewhere that it has something to do with the brain whether you're right or left handed
and therefore lefthanders are a little different in their own bizarre way.
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Re: Left Handers

lol, yes lefties are indeed sinister.... My family here is a 50/50 split, and my extended family are about a 60/40 split.

I know that in the 50's even in the UK they frowned upon people using their left hand..

Personally, all I know is that we are statistically more likely to be mass murders or geniuses...
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Old 19.06.2011, 09:22
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Re: Left Handers

i think being left handed is my single favorite detail about my own person.
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Old 19.06.2011, 10:07
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I LOVE LEFTIES! I am fascinated at how they hold a pen when they write. I could watch them write and/or draw for hours.
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Be thankful you do not live in a Muslim country.
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I LOVE LEFTIES! I am fascinated at how they hold a pen when they write. I could watch them write and/or draw for hours.
Now that's so cool to know because whenever one of my leftie nephews or nieces visits, I'm-a-gonna dump them on you to take care of.
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it's cross-cultural and not specific to muslim countries.
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Old 19.06.2011, 13:20
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Re: Left Handers

Im right handed but my dad and my sister are left handed. I dont see any discriminatin in Cyprus to left handers
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My father was left handed. When he was in first grade (so, around 1931 or so),his teacher tried to make him write with his right hand. He punched the teacher and was expelled - actually they switched him to a different school. He never wrote with his right hand, though. Very independent all his life and unconventional. My sister does some stuff with her left hand, but writes with her right.

My father also had the best handwriting of any of us.
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